Teatro alla Scala
7–11 March 2016
Dame Ann Murray — mezzo-soprano
Sir Thomas Allen — baritone
Roger Vignoles — piano
A stellar cast of tutors, all veterans of Britten’s Song repertoire, will lead a small, select group of emerging artists in this intensive week of coaching. In this collaboration between the Britten–Pears Foundation, Britten–Pears Young Artist Programme and British Council they will use Britten’s Songs to explore the challenges of singing in English. Conservatoire teachers from Brazil, Russia and China will observe the week, with a view to creating interactive, online tools to help singing teachers and students abroad with singing in English and to promote Britten’s songs.